The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA) is a not-for-profit, community-based, mental health treatment, and educational agency dedicated to serving people with autism. Referrals are made through local school districts, hospitals, doctors,and the Department of Human Services.
The Illinois Center for Autism believes that each individual is unique and defined by possibilities and not limitations. Individuals have the right to education, training and/or services specifically designed to meet his/her needs in the least restrictive environment through the use of:
Innovative, research based methods and practices
An interactive and engaging atmosphere
Advocacy and choice to promote self sufficiency and lifelong independence
A positive approach to maladaptive behaviors
Customized support services and training offered to individuals, families and the community
Services provided by qualified staff who receive ongoing, specialized training